Rodriguez v. QS Next Chapter LLC, 2020 WL 6882844 (D. Ariz. Nov. 18, 2020)
Daniel J. Rodriguez (“Class Representative”) sued QS Next Chapter, LLC f/k/a Express Interlock LLC d/b/a QuickStart Ignition Interlock (“Defendant”) alleging that the company offered ignition interlock lease agreements to consumers that contained improper disclosures under the Consumer Leasing Act. The parties have reached a class action settlement in this case.
The “Class” is comprised of all persons (a) with an address in Arizona (b) to whom Defendant leased an ignition interlock device for personal, family, or household purposes, (c) with an initial lease term greater than four months, (d) for which the lease was in effect as of December 31, 2019 or was terminated no earlier than May 8, 2019.
Defendant will establish a settlement fund of $21,490 for the benefit of the Class and no longer uses the form lease agreement at issue in this case. Class members who submit timely, valid claims (all potential Class members were sent a claim form at their last known address) will receive an equal share of the settlement fund. It is estimated that each participating Class member will receive between $17 and $35, depending on the number of Class members who submit timely, valid claims. In addition, and separate from the fund, Defendant will pay, subject to approval by the Court, reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, and litigation expenses to counsel for the Class Representative and the Class, plus a service award of $1,500 to the Class Representative.
Please note that this settlement does not affect the validity of your ignition interlock lease agreement with Defendant. You are still responsible for the remaining payment obligations outlined in that agreement, if any.
The Court will hold a final fairness hearing on March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., in Phoenix, Arizona. Class members are not required to attend this hearing.
Relevant case materials are linked below, including the operative complaint in this case, the parties’ class action settlement agreement, and a copy of the class notice that further explains your rights and benefits under the agreement.
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